‘Suicide Squad’ Director David Ayer Is Excited For Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker

Since the release of Suicide Squad, David Ayer has been vocal about things he would have done differently, in particular the possibility of having the Joker as the main antagonist. Even with that in mind, again, he has no ill will towards Warner Bros. in regards to how the theatrical and even extended — take on Suicide Squad differed from the assembly cut and is all for seeing what else DC has in store. Case in point, Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix.

Last week, from the filming to the test footage to the subway photos and footage, there was quite a bit of news as far as how Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix intend to tackle the character of the Joker. And after his own take on the famous Batman villain, David Ayer is ready to see what Phoenix and Phillips bring to the table, as he made it known when a Twitter user asked for Ayer’s first impression of the Joaquin Phoenix Joker film. In response, Ayer is confident that Phillips and Phoenix have amazing things in store, as you can see in the tweet below.

So no harsh feelings or bad blood because there’s an interpretation of the Joker for all fans and, as is the case with characters who have several interpretations, liking or being interested in a different take doesn’t invalidate past interpretations. So David Ayer or anyone else can be equally excited for what Joaquin Phoenix brings to the role and still enjoy other iterations of the Joker.

With that in mind, would you want to see what David Ayer had in store for Jared Leto’s take on the Joker in Suicide Squad? And what do you make of Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker so far? Let us know in the comments below.

Directed by Todd Phillips, Joker will be released on October 4, 2019. The cast currently includes Joaquin Phoenix, Marc Maron, Glenn Fleshler, Shea Whigham, Zazie Beetz, Robert De Niro, Frances Conroy, Josh Pais, and Brett Cullen.

Omari Daniels

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